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Gunmen, bombs hit 5 sites in Pakistan, 39 die

Posted on: October 18, 2009

armed soldiers outside Pakistan's army headquarters in Rawaipindi

Soldiers Pakistan's army headquarters in Rawaipindi.

In Lahore, Pakistan there were teams of gunmen that coordinated to attack three law enforcement facilities in Lahore, which is the cultural capital of Pakistan. Also, some car bombs exploded on Thursday  in two cities near the Afghan border and killed 39 people due to the “anti-government” violence.  No group of terrorists has claimed the responsibility, even though they think that the Pakistani Taliban did it since lately they have claimed that they did many other attacks prior to this one. President Asif Ali Zardari says that even though there has been many attacks over the past two weeks, that will not deter the government from their mission that they have right now, which is to eliminate the violent extremists. This day of so much violence shut down the daily and normal life that the people have in Lahore. All the government officers were commanded to close, all the big markets were closed, the roads were empty and all the people stayed home. Sadly, because everyone is terrified of these late unfortunate events that have been going on for the past two weeks.

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